Come explore adventurous programming in theater, media, music and much more! EMPAC, RPI’s state-of-the-art entertainment venue has announced its 2015 fall season. Take a look:
The Extra People – Thursday, September 10th
This immersive theater performance will have you scratching your head! 15 audience members sit and watch another 15 onstage. After about a half hour, they will find themselves replacing those onstage, only to discover that another 15 people have appeared in the seats they’ve left behind.
dotQuantum – Thursday, September 17th
Italian collective, Flatform, will present a multimedia performance that manipulates moving images, programmed lights and objects to “see through” a static understanding of the world around us.
On Screen/Sound: No. 4 (L’Inhumaine) – Wednesday, September 30th
Using experimental camera techniques and hallucinatory imagery, with sets by Fernand LÃƒÂ©ger and costumes by Paul Poiret, L’Inhumaine tells the story of life, death and rebirth of a cold-hearted opera singer who learns to love.
In Conversation: Film Memory – Thursday, October 1st
Artist-in-residence Jennifer West presents an evening on the “remembered movie” with Los Angeles-based writer and curator Michael Ned Holte.
France Jobin – Thursday, October 15th
Jobin will present a new work of “sound sculpture” built for the EMPAC concert hall by using an array of specifically placed loudspeakers.
The Machine Is The Message: How Technology Will Fundamentally Change Music – Thursday, October 22nd
Researcher and composer, Rob Hamilton, will explore the converging spaces between sound, music and interaction.
On Screen/Sound: No. 6 (Light Music) – Wednesday, November 4th
The sixth screening in the series will feature two works composed exclusively using light: Lis Rhodes’ Light Music and Henning Lohner & John Cage’s One11 and 103.
Eternity and Megalomania: The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving – Thursday, November 5th
This talk will give an overview of present preservation strategies in the digital domain and present the concrete solution that was found for EMPAC, which is both cheap and pragmatic.
On Screen/Sound: No. 7 (Blow Out) – Wednesday, November 18th
This screening will examine the influence of Foley and effects on moving images. The feature film of the evening, Brian de Palma’s Blow Out, is a sonic response to Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic, Blowup.
On Screen/Sound: No. 8 – Wednesday, December 2nd
Introduced by London-based artist Cally Spooner, the final fall event for the series presents an evening exploring the specifies of transforming musicals from theater to screen.
Call the EMPAC Box Office at 518-726-3921 or purchase your tickets online for one of these fantastic events today!